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Oats

Health benefits

  1. Reduces cholesterol
    Many studies have shown that the beta-glucan fiber in oats is effective at reducing both total and LDL cholesterol levels.
  2. Improve Blood Sugar Control
    During research, patients were introduced to a diabetes-appropriate diet containing oatmeal during a short hospital stay, then examined again four weeks later. On average, patients achieved a 40% reduction in insulin dosage and maintained the reduction even after 4 weeks on their own at home.
  3. Helps in reducing weight
    Oats have a high fiber content. Fiber is necessary in keeping bowel movements regular. Oats are high in both soluble and insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water. It is spongy and absorbs many times its own weight of liquid. It makes stools heavier and speeds their passage through the gut, relieving constipation.
  4. Rich in Antioxidants
    Antioxidant compounds unique to oats, called avenanthramides, help prevent free radicals from damaging LDL cholesterol, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, suggests a study conducted at Tufts University and published in The Journal of Nutrition.

Nutrient details

Oats, unprocessed, dry
0.25 cup
39 grams


Calories: 152
GI: low
Nutrient Amount DRI/DV (%) Nutrient Density World’s Healthiest Foods Rating
manganese 1.92 mg 96 11.4 excellent
molybdenum 28.86 mcg 64 7.6 excellent
phosphorus 203.97 mg 29 3.5 very good
copper 0.24 mg 27 3.2 good
biotin 7.80 mcg 26 3.1 good
vitamin B1 0.30 mg 25 3 good
magnesium 69.03 mg 17 2 good
fiber 4.13 g 17 2 good
chromium 5.38 mcg 15 1.8 good
zinc 1.55 mg 14 1.7 good
protein 6.59 g 13 1.6 good

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